Oil Use For Cooking

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@2babita (1074)
India
November 27, 2009 2:42am CST
Dear friends,what oil you use for cooking?I use sunflower oil and mustard oil,what about you?
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19 responses
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
27 Nov 09
I usually use extra virgin olive oil or vegetable oil. The olive oil is healthy for us so that is what I prefer to use when possible. The only thing is its really very expensive.
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@efc872 (1078)
• Jamaica
28 Nov 09
H lehin, I understand that the straight olive oil which is cold press is far superior that any oil that is produced under heat.
@LadyDD (519)
• Romania
30 Nov 09
I've read olive virgin oil (extra vergine)is the best because it is the most resistant at high temperature, namely it does not discompose in unhealthy components when coking with it. But who can afford it! Generally, cold pressed oils are the best and highly refined oils are not indicated because of lack of nutrients and chemicals involved in processing.
• United States
30 Nov 09
it depends on what i am cooking i usually use olive oil, sometimes recipes call for vegetable oil
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@Hazelrose (2186)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
Hi 2babita,Well,i only use ordinary cooking oil,but cholesterol free.It is also healthy because it comes from real coconut tree.Thanks,Good Luck!
@efc872 (1078)
• Jamaica
28 Nov 09
Hi Hazelrose, it is funny that the Palm Oil is being promoted now as healthy, I agree with you it is healthy. Ever heard of the canola plant? There is no plant by that name. The Great Canola Oil is made from rapeseeds. Think about that.
• Canada
3 Dec 09
My husband does the cooking in our house, because he's better at it than I am. He likes to use olive oil, peanut oil (no nut allergies here to worry about), and butter, all depending on whatever it is he's cooking.
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
28 Nov 09
Right now i have soy oil. I also buy olive oil. When a recipe calls for oil i use olive oil. Sometimes i just add a small amout of olive oil to whatever im cooking. Even if it doesnt call for oil. For just coking, frying i will use the soy oil.
• United States
28 Nov 09
I love olive oil in most of my cooking, but occasionally use sunflower and canola oils, too. I've never heard of mustard oil. Does it have a heavy flavor of mustard to it or is the name from something other than mustard seeds?
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
28 Nov 09
Hi, 2babita. I use Canolia Oil to cook with. It is more healthier. It helps reduces the risk of Heart Disease. I love using this oil. I also use a little bit of Extra Virgin oil too. I like to use this in my pasta.
• India
28 Nov 09
me too!!!I use sunflower oil for cooking because they say it is healthier!!
@dloveli (4369)
• United States
28 Nov 09
Hey Babita! Cooking oil is almost a bad word these days. Im surprised that deep frying isnt against the law. lol I used to use vegetable oil. I still do if I dont have canola or corn oil. Honestly, I dont care what anyone says, oil is oil no matter what name you put in front. It makes the food taste sooooooo good. Happy Deep FRying. MMMMM Fried chicken. my favorite. DL
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
28 Nov 09
I usually use sunflower oil for my daily cooking. Occasionally I use gingelly oil for some special purposes. For fryig and otehr daily purposes, I prefer refined sunflower oil. I have once tried rice bran oil for my cooking. But that did not seem to be that tasteful. So I never contiued with that.
• India
27 Nov 09
I 2babitha, I always prefer to use sunflower oil and groundnut oil for cooking, FOr pickles i use olive oil and gigley oil, since it stays for a longer period. If you change the oil frequently then some people get allergies. Have a great day.
@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
27 Nov 09
If you are talking about the taste, I prefer to use olive oil. But I think olive oil is the expensive one, so I normally use corn oil for cooking.
@neelimaravi (1794)
• India
27 Nov 09
hi babita, i usually use, sundrop and gingelly oil, actually doctors adivice is to keep on change the oil for cooking, when we change the oils, our body will fight for everthing, but, for me its opposite, i won't change the oils anywhere. somebody use cheaper oil, it will effect them surely, i have seen directly to our neighbours. anyway, thankyou, have a nice day.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
27 Nov 09
I use sun flower oil and til oil (sesame oil) for cooking. The particular oil is used as per the item that I make. For certain dishes like avial, ericheri etc. I use coconut oil. I tried rice brawn oil but I did not like it.
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
27 Nov 09
for just regular fried fish and meat i used the cheap one, vegetable oil, but when i'm cookin for someone especial i'm using canola or olive oil, it brings a next level of flavor..
@MJay101 (711)
27 Nov 09
I use properly-awesome Greek olive oil - it's by far the best stuff I've ever tried, and really makes a difference in salads, too. We bought some truffle oil a while back, but it was terrible! (And terribly expensive...) We ended up using it to fry mushrooms and to 'unstick' egg from the pan when scrambling for our weekend fry-up. The old stuff is the best!
@Jayervin (64)
• United States
27 Nov 09
EVOO BABY ! All day baby, all day.
@danitykane (3193)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
Hi there! We use vegetable oil and olive oil. Mustard oil? oh, I haven't tried that one yet. kinda new to me. How was it? happy lotting!